How should rankings work?

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  1. Me&MrJones

    Me&MrJones Red Belt

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    Thompson #8 beats Hendricks #2
    Scoggins #15 beats Borg #12
    Nelson #11 lost three in a row (Overeem #3, Hunt #8, Barnett #9) but finally wins against Rosholt #12

    Should Thompson be ranked above Hendricks now and Scoggins above Borg?
    Will Nelson be ranked above Hunt and maybe Barnett while he lost to them?

    Curious to see the new rankings...

    Link: http://www.ufc.com/rankings
     
  2. SirKratos

    SirKratos Silver Belt

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    I don't think fighters should move up in rankings unless they beat a higher ranked fighter.

    Same goes for not moving down unless they lose to a lower ranked fighter

    So no,Nelson shouldn't be ranked higher than Barnett or Hunt. But you never know whats going through the heads of those voting panelists
     
  3. El chapo Jr.

    El chapo Jr. Banned Banned

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    Rankings should be based on winstreak, merit & date of their most relevant fights, somebody shouldn't be rewarded if their last significant win was more than a year or 2 ago.
     
  4. phys_therapy

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    To this day, Mike Tyson is ranked as one of the greatest boxers ever. Even after Tyson went to prison and got out, he was considered #1. Even after Holyfield beat him the first time, Tyson was considered the top ranked heavyweight, because people were still hopeful for 1987 Tyson to show up I guess.

    That fight did nothing to change my opinion of Nelson in a positive, or negative way, but it seems to have allowed him to stay in the UFC a bit longer.
     

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